Aja Ekadashi 2017: Move On To The Path Of Salvation
The pious day of Aja Ekadashi in 2017 is on August 18. Aja Ekadashi is one the significant and very pious day on Earth and heaven. The one that takes the person toward the path of salvation and helps in achieving the heavenly abode and takes closer to Almighty. Read on...
The Ekadashi that occurs during the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha) is called the Aja Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu is the deity to be worshiped on the day of Aja Ekadashi. It is believed that even if someone hears about Aja Ekadashi, the person gets free from all the sins of past.
Hence, observe the Aja Ekadashi Vrat (fast) and be the one to receive Lord Vishnu's blessings. It is also said that the day of Aja Ekadasi has no comparison, neither on Earth nor in heaven. Hence, on this Aja Ekadashi do not miss to observe the Aja Ekadashi fast and get blessed on this important day.
Aja Ekadashi : Significance Of The Day
If you are going to observe the fast of Aja Ekadashi, know about the significance of this day. This will increase your faith more into the day of Aja Ekadasi. Let's take a look at the significance of the day.
Aja Ekadashi is considered to be very auspicious for those who observe the Vrat on this day. Aja Ekadashi fast is said to be so motivating to the person that the person always walks on the way to attain salvation and ultimately, gets a place in heaven. It is believed that those who had kept this fast in the ancient times, believed it to be very effective in walking on the path of salvation.
If you are also going to observe the Aja Ekadasi fast, it will help you in maintaining a balanced daily life. It is also said about the Aja Ekadashi Vrat that it is more significant than going to a pilgrimage and more auspicious than Ashwamedha Yagya or austerities. This fast is supposed to purify one's soul and heart.
Legend Of Aja Ekadashi
The legend of Aja Ekadashi is related to the King Harishchandra who is remembered to be the most truthful ruler, till now. The glories of Harishchandra were spread all over. He was famous as a honest, courageous, generous, and brave King. As he was very honest, so he had to sell his wife and son due to his honesty. He had to serve a devil, too. Once he met saint Gautama and he asked for the solution to his problems. The saint suggested him to observe the Vrat of Aja Ekadashi.
Hence, the king followed all the rules of the Aja Ekadasi, he got free from all the miseries he was facing. By the grace of Lord Vishnu, he was able to get back his kingdom. After death, he was sent to heaven. Hence, if you also face some problems in life, do keep the fast on this Aja Ekadashi and earn Lord Vishnu's blessings.
Aja Ekadashi : Rituals Of The Day
While observing the Aja Ekadashi Vrat, do not forget to follow all the rituals, to gain Lord Vishnu's blessings and a way to find out solution to your miseries. Let's take a look at the rituals of the Aja Ekadasi fast.
The person who observes the fast should wake up early in the morning and take a bath by pure mud and sesame seeds. One should also not consume the Masoor Dal (black lentils), grams, and honey on this Ekadasi. All these should be followed from the night of Dashami (tenth day of Hindu month). On the day Of Aja Ekadashi, the observer should worship Lord Vishnu. Idol of Lord Vishnu is decorated and worshiped by using incense sticks, fruits, and flowers. Hence, on this Aja Ekadasi, complete the rituals of the day and find a way to heavenly abode, by the grace and blessings of Lord Vishnu.
Hopefully, all this information on Aja Ekadashi will help you finding a way to end your miseries, by the grace of Lord Vishnu. Now, after knowing the significance and the rituals of Aja Ekadashi, we hope that you would be able to complete the Aja Ekadasi fast with much faith and dedication.
AstroSage wishes you a blessed Aja Ekadashi ..!